Monthly Archives: January 2012

Hi, Michelle,

Thanks so much for checking in!  The installation went really well and we’re very happy with the shades you recommended — all good! I appreciate all your help; we are very, very satisfied!

Thanks again!

Karen, California

Michelle Plunkett is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the  Santa Barbara, Montecito and Goletam CA areas.  Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.

New Appointment Record Set! Another 3 Day Blinds Luau is in the Offing!

Scott Mendez, VP, Sales, 3 Day BlindsAt around 2 pm yesterday, cheers erupted in the appointment setting department at the 3 Day Blinds‘ Support Center in Irvine, CA and quickly spread throughout the office.  Their news? 

We had just set another one-week record for the number of free design consultation appointments scheduled!  Since we serve our clients by helping them select the perfect custom blinds, shades or shutters for their windows in their homes and businesses, this is a key metric we look at when measuring our success.

“We took a moment to celebrate… rather loudly, I must admit… but the phones kept ringing, so we quickly quelled our excitement, slipped back into our standard friendly and professional mode, and continued to help our clients schedule appointments,” said Rosa Aguirre, who supervises the appointment setting department. 

Scott Mendez, VP of Sales, on the other hand, spent about 15 minutes making sure everyone else was wearing a Hawaiian Lei and properly celebrating!  “In this economy, the double digit growth we are experiencing, especially in our industry, is unheard of,” said Scott.  “Our appointment and sales growth is the product of referrals from happy 3 Day Blinds clients, the relationships and reputations our 200 Design Consultants are building in their communities, our great product selection, the warranty promises we make, our solid brand, and the sophisticated marketing tactics we are employing.”

Greg Bibas, SVP of Marketing, summed it up a little more succinctly: “”Hau’oli” means “Happy” in Hawaiian.  That describes every team member at 3 Day Blinds, and evidently, our clients as well!”

If you’re ready for new window treatments and to experience our unparalleled service, just give us a call at 877-614-3329 to schedule your appointment, or schedule online.  Your local 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant will meet with you at your convenience, make the perfect product recommendation, provide guaranteed measurements and arrange for professional installation – all in one visit!

Meanwhile, stay tuned to read about our Luau!

Mini Blinds: We Still Love ‘Em After All These Years!

Mini Blinds by 3 Day Blinds

Custom Mini Blinds were the first product made by 3 Day Blinds when the company started back in 1978 in Laguna Hills, CA.  They put us on the map when our founder proved that he could produce them quickly at a lower price, and the company soon expanded beyond Orange County and gained a foothold in most major markets across the country.

Now, 37 years later, when we analyze our sales, Mini Blinds are a modest single digit percentage of the total dollars, but a much larger percentage of the products we ship.  Why is this?  The answer is because they are so darned affordable!  Our custom mini blinds in our best-selling size (36″x60″) start at an amazingly low price of just $55!

Gail Connelly, 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant“At 3 Day Blinds, we offer a great range of mini blinds with today’s best-selling colors and 3 different styles that offer a host of features,” says Gail Connolly, a top 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant serving Dallas, North Dallas and Highland Park, TX.  “Mini Blinds offer fantastic light control and a look that fits well in homes from modern to traditional.  They offer an outstanding custom window treatment solution at an unbelievable price, and are the perfect option for my clients who want custom blinds, but are on a budget.  Mini Blinds are an important part of our product assortment, which includes over 1000 blinds, shades and shutters, all of which can be made to our clients’ exact specifications. Like most of our products, they can be made and shipped within 24 hours, installed within 3 business days and are backed by a Lifetime Warranty.”

We love Mini Blinds for many reasons.  At one time they were our only product, but these days so many of our customers find 3 Day Blinds by searching for Mini Blinds on the internet.  And each Mini Blind sale brings us a new customer that we know we are going to have for life!

If you’re ready to outfit your windows with 3 Day Blinds custom-made Mini Blinds (or Faux Wood Blinds, Flexcell Honeycomb Blinds, Vertical Blinds, Vinyl Blinds, Wood Blinds, Honeycomb Shades, Horizontal Sheer Shades, Pleated Shades, Roller Shades, Roman Shades, Shutters or Woven Wood Shades), please give us a call at 877-614-3329 to schedule your free in-home design consultation.  Gail (or one of her 200 fellow Designers) will come to your home at your convenience, will help you select the perfect product for your windows, take guaranteed measurements, provide an on-the-spot quote and arrange for a professional installation!  

Customer Recommendation for Tanu Singh

Hello Tanu!

I just wanted to thank you most sincerely for all your time and help getting new window treatments for our entire upstairs.  You really took a lot of time to make sure we chose quality treatments at the absolute best prices.  It was refreshing to deal with a sincere salesperson who kept in contact even after we paid!  Our blinds are up now and look really stunning.  I hope I meet a lot of people who are looking for new blinds because I will tell them I have the perfect person!  Thank you again Tanu.

Pamela,
Illinois
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Tanu Singh is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Naperville, Lombard and Bolingbrook, IL areas. Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.

Customer Recommendation for Michelle Plunkett

Dear Michelle,

Your kindness – not to mention your professional help towards my need for blinds was simply one word – OUTSTANDING!  The installer was also kind and polite… he did a GREAT job & he was also blown away by seeing my boxing collection here & took several pictures!  I will say that I would recommend ANYBODY to “3 Day Blinds” after what I “personally” experienced – THANK YOU!

David,
California

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Michelle Plunkett is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Santa Barbara, Montecito and Goleta CA areas. Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.

Customer Recommendation for Shannon Helling

Dear Shannon,

Thank you for all your help picking out the appropriate blinds for my breakfast room.  You were very professional and extremely patient.  I look forward doing business with you in the future.

Thanks again
Michele,
California


Shannon Helling is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering Porter Ranch, Glendale and Burbank, CA. 
 Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.

Customer Recommendation for Kimberly Brock

This letter is to inform you of the excellent service we received while working with 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, Kimmy Brock.  We have ordered and received products from 3 Day Blinds in the past, which is why we elected to work with the company again for shutter installation in our newly renovated master bathroom.  Kimmy was professional, knowledgeable and friendly.  Unfortunately, when the shutters were brought to our home for installation, there was clearly an issue with the stain coloring.  Kimmy went above and beyond to investigate the problem to assure that the final product would be to our satisfaction.  We must commend her for her interest and diligence in providing us with the best match.  In addition, Kimmy was timely in her efforts to replace the shutters.

We would like you to know that we would return to 3 Day Blinds and Kimmy for future business and we would not hesitate to recommend her as a Design Consultant.

Sincerely,

Danyelle and Arnold
Arizona
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Kimberly Brock is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Scottsdale, Phoenix and Cave Creek, AZ areas. Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.

Hunter Douglas and 3 Day Blinds Promotion: Save Energy in Style!

Save Energy in Style with Hunter Douglas and 3 Day Blinds!  Starting Monday, receive a rebate in the form of an American Express gift card if you purchase the following products from 3 Day Blinds, manufactured by our partner, Hunter Douglas:

We love Duette and Vignette Shades for their beautiful fabrics, great functionality and of course their energy efficiency!

Ready to check them out and save $20-$50 per shade at the same time?  Just call us at 877-614-3329 to schedule your free in-home design consultation.  We’ll help you choose the best Hunter Douglas window treatments for your home, provide an on-the-spot quote and arrange for professional installation.

Customer Recommendation for Bonnie Campbell

Hi Bonnie:  

I just had to let you know that my blinds are beautiful!!!!   I absolutely love them.  Any time you want to stop by and see them just let me know.

Thanks again for all of your help, you were wonderful & so was the installer.

Ellen

Bonnie Campbell is a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, covering the Novi, West Bloomfield and Plymouth, MI areas. Call 877-617-3329 to schedule a free in-home design consultation or find a 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant in your neighborhood.

Meet Our New Leader – Dave Hall

It was announced on January 3rd that Dave Hall would take over the leadersip of 3 Day BlindsPromotions from within are a frequent occurrence here at 3 Day Blinds, but the announcement by our board of directors that our CFO, Dave Hall, was being promoted to COO and taking the reins of our company, was met with extra delight and enthusiasm by all.  Dave joined us about a year ago, after spending 15 years with GES Exposition Services, a company with nearly one billion in revenue, serving in many roles, including CFO and COO. 

When he arrived at 3 Day Blinds, Dave immediately immersed himself in every aspect of our exciting custom window treatments business, and it was amazing how fast he caught on to all we do, from procuring raw materials for manufacturing our custom blinds and shades, to providing world class service to our clients.  All of us in management immediately felt as if we had a new partner to help us improve our part of the business and we appreciated his keen insight and ability to make things happen, not to mention his slightly sarcastic sense of humor!

After the announcement was made, Dave spoke before the team in Irvine, and by phone to all of our designers, showroom personnel and manufacturing team:  “I am thrilled to lead 3 Day Blinds.  2011 was incredibly successful for us, and 2012 will be even more exciting.  We have an outstanding team in place, and our rapid growth is allowing us to provide our excellent service to more clients every day and offering great career opportunities for our employees as well.”

OK, so we’ve established that he is totally qualified and is backed by a great team…  is there more to know? Yes! As of tomorrow, Dave has been married to Jackie (who just outfitted their beautiful home in Honeycomb Shades by 3 Day Blinds) for 28 years, and they have 2 children, Justin, 22 and Paige,19.  He loves hiking, skiing, travel and the outdoors and expresses his creativity by being a darn good photographer! In fact, we convinced him to share some of his beautiful photos, taken with his Nikon D90 camera in some of his favorite places, with us, below:

Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Big Horn Sheep in Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV

Zion National Park, Utah

Mountain Goat in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

AlaskaCongratulations, Dave, on your promotion.  All of us at 3 Day Blinds look forward to working with you to make 2012 our best year yet!